Category Archives: Environment

02Apr/17

China to shut down all ivory factories, retail stores in 2017

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.
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21Mar/17

Flower handouts in Chicago on first day of spring

Chicago residents in downtown are treated to handouts of spring flowers on the first official day of spring to help create awareness about the importance of bee pollination.

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12Mar/17

Sometimes pandas are in no mood for panda playtime

Chengdu,Sichuan,China (China Central Television) – Giant pandas are usually captured being playful with one another at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, however two recently released video clips show that sometimes these pandas are in no mood to play. Continue reading

07Mar/17

Most primate species at risk of extinction, says report

Some of the world’s leading primatologists have warned that more than half of the world’s primate species are at risk of extinction, due to increasing anthropogenic pressures on their habitats. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

18Feb/17

Climate change skeptic Pruitt takes EPA reins as Trump targets regulations

Director of Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt is sworn in by Justice Samuel Alito after the U.S. Senate confirms him over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency.

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16Feb/17

Zoo prepares to say bye-bye to Bao Bao

Officials at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington prepare giant panda Bao Bao for her trip to China.

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13Feb/17

U.S. dam risk triggers urgent evacuation

Residents below the tallest dam in the United States, near Oroville in Northern California, were urgently ordered to evacuate on Sunday after a spillway appeared for a time to be in danger of imminent collapse. Joanna Webster reports. Continue reading

07Feb/17

Tropical leaves could reduce cow emissions

Mexican researchers discover that tropical leaves could reduce methane emissions in cows, a major contributor to climate change. Bob Mezan reports. Continue reading

25Jan/17

Protesters gather at White House to slam Trump’s pipeline decision

Protesters gather at the White House to condemn President Donald Trump’s executive orders to clear the way for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Continue reading

21Jan/17

Four more rescued from Italian avalanche hotel, death toll up to five

Italy’s avalanche death toll rises to five and four more survivors are rescued.

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